Monday, August 29, 2011


I found this quick and easy pie recipe over at Sweet as Sugar Cookies the other day. Lisa hosts a Saturday blog that is FULL of great dessert recipes. If you haven't checked it out, please do so, it is lots of fun.

Lisa posted this as a pineapple cream pie, but I added half cup of coconut to the pudding and topped it with stabilized whipped cream. It was quick, easy and delicious!!!
The pudding is nearly fool proof!!

½ cup white sugar
½ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
2½ whole milk
3 egg yolks

Put all of the above ingredients into a heavy bottomed pan and whisk it until any lumps are gone. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly with rubber spatula.  Once the pudding starts to thicken, switch to a whisk and whisk, while it boils, for one minute (it will get very thick).

Remove from heat and stir in:
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla (I used 2 teaspoons)
1 cup canned crushed pineapple (I drained it and squeezed it dry)
½ cup flaked coconut (my addition)

Pour into 9" graham cracker pie shell and place plastic wrap on the surface of the hot pudding. Chill for several hours, then remove plastic and top with stabilized whipped cream.

Stabilized Whipped Cream (won't deflate)  Makes 2 cups
1 cup heavy whipping cream
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin powder
4 teaspoons cold water

Put unflavored gelatin powder in a small dish and add 4 teaspoons of cold water and stir. Let this sit until it looks semi-solid, then put this in the microwave for just a couple seconds (my microwave takes about 3 or 4 seconds) and it will turn back to a liquid.  Let this liquid cool, but not so cool that it turns back into a solid.
Whip the cream, sugar and vanilla until it gets thick, but  not totally whipped.  While the beaters are still going on high, dribble in the cooled liquid gelatin. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.

NOTE: A 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple (drained and squeezed dry) gives you about 1½ cups of fruit.
NOTE: This pie slices beautifully.


Mary said...

So inviting and delicious!

Debbie said...

A great looking pie. Never made stabilized whipped cream before but will try this next time I need whipped cream for a pie. Thanks!

Sunny said...

Pina fav flavors in one pie. YUMMMMMMO!!!

Nancy said...

OOOohhhhhhh, Coleen! I was thinking about making a banana cream pie, but this looks and sounds SO good! Thanks

Elizabeth and Jared said...

This looks so yummy and refreshing!

girlichef said...

I think this is a pie that my grandma would love...I will have to make it for our next family get together! I'm super excited to have the stabilized whipped cream recipe, as well...thank you :D

Mr. Bill said...

I am going to make that for the weekend...but it will have a lard crust!

Donna-FFW said...

Pina colada pie... so love this idea! Looks fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Ohmygoodness yum!! Looks delish!

Judy said...

I do love coconut cream pie but have never tried it with pineapple. Sounds yum.

Jeannie said...

Oh wow! I think this pie looks delicious! I love the pineapple and coconut cream combination!

Julie said...

What a beautiful pie! I'd love a piece for breakfast :)

Ellen Zames said...

What a beautiful pie!

Also it's perfect for this week's Sharing Sundays theme YELLOW! We would love it if you would come by and link up this recipe and any other Yellow ingredient recipes (banana, pineapple, Lemon, Eggs, Squash etc.)

We hope to see you there!


Katy ~ said...

Coleen, I just want to put my face in this pie!!

Veronica said...

Made this but added another 1/4 c coconut bc I LOVE coconut, it's super yummy, but the whipped cream is odd, it was fine but once I added the gelatin the texture completely changed, it's no longer fluffy, but tastes yummy!

Mr. Bill said...

Wishing you a very Happy PI day!!

Lisa said...

I can't believe I never saw this post until now. I'm so glad you liked the pie. That coconut sounds like a delicious addition. Totally tropical.